Legislative Changes In Effect For Deer and Waterfowl Hunters

INDIANAPOLIS – Due to recent legislation passed this year by the Indiana General Assembly, hunters can no longer use rifles when hunting deer on public land. “Public land” includes both state and federal property.

It remains legal to use a muzzleloader, shotgun or handgun when hunting deer on public land in accordance with deer hunting regulations.

The daily bag limit for black ducks is two. The printed Hunting and Trapping Guide mistakenly states the bag limit as one.

You can view and download the online Indiana Hunting & Trapping Guide has been updated with these corrections. You can view the updated guide at wildlife.IN.gov/2343.htm

For more information on rifle requirements for deer hunting on private land, visit wildlife.IN.gov/7389.htm and click on “Equipment.”  For up to date information on waterfowl seasons, visit: wildlife.IN.gov/3569.htm